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by WingAdmin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Goldwing 1000/1100/1200 kickstand issue
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Goldwing 1000/1100/1200 kickstand issue

What a brilliant and simple solution!
by WingAdmin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 0
Views: 3

Helmets 101

Full face. Open face. Flip-up. Brain bucket. Motocross. Fiberglass. Polycarbonate. Carbon Fiber. Kevlar. Snell. DOT. ECE. EPS. So many options when selecting a helmet, how do you start when trying to select something that is going to protect the most vital part of your body? Let's start with what's ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: kickstand Switch bypass
Replies: 3
Views: 39

Re: kickstand Switch bypass

If the problem is the kickstand falling down, and not the switch, this is a perfect example why I carry a bag full of nylon zip ties in my tool kit. I have done SO many on-the-road repairs with zip ties.
by WingAdmin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tuning CB SWR on an untunable antenna
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Tuning CB SWR on an untunable antenna

I spent my day helping a friend with his bike - he was unable to get the SWR to tune on his antenna, no matter what he tried. The SWR was off the scale, if he lengthened or shortened the antenna. The bike had been transmitting a garbled sounding signal to other bikes, and it wasn't receiving well, e...
by WingAdmin
Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: lower helmet cable- is there a difference
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: lower helmet cable- is there a difference

I have a lower helmet headset cable from my Yamaha RSV, its a 5 pin will it adapt to the GL 1500? I hooked it up the other day and I got nothing though the helmet but I've had a series of connection issues while installing my new to me CB in my 1500A and this issue may be just another one. Before I...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buzzer under rear storage box
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Buzzer under rear storage box

Good morning, I have a 1999 1500 cc SE Goldwing. I needed to replace all the seals on all the brake cylinders. I first disconnected the battery and then did all the stripping etc. I replaced all the brake master and slave cylinder seals, bled the brakes and re-assembled the bike. Once I started the...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: single carb conversion
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Re: single carb conversion

I've heard of people getting inventive with the coolant tubes, rerouting the coolant from the heads thru copper tubing soldered or otherwise attached to the manifold to warm up the manifold and carb.... Which is precisely what the Honda did with the GL1500. If you open the throttle slowly does it s...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Misfire above 4k rpm fixed. Was: GL1100 - greater knowledge ...
Replies: 7
Views: 161

Re: Misfire above 4k rpm fixed. Was: GL1100 - greater knowledge ...

The higher the RPM, the more power required for a good spark. If you have any resistance anywhere, you can see this problem. Or spark leakage. It's possible that you had a weak connection somewhere, and by moving things around having them apart, you made that connection solid again. You might have i...
by WingAdmin
Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!
Replies: 50
Views: 4013

Re: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!

He said I could demo it anytime I wanted, that they were excited to get people on it and see how it rides, I declined today because the roads are icy and wet plus I didn't have any gear with me but you can bet I will be going back when the weather is nicer. Oh, one other thing that seems like an in...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio
Replies: 100
Views: 41340

Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

I get the vast majority of my electronic parts from http://www.Digikey.com and http://www.mouser.com - either will have decent, quality audio transformers. You want one with relatively low impedance, look for around 300-600 ohms, and good frequency response. This one has excellent frequency response...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1000 DIY Articles
Topic: Starter clutch and stator removal and replacement
Replies: 19
Views: 5186

Re: Starter clutch and stator removal and replacement

WD-40 is not a cleaner or degreaser, in fact it will actually leave an oily residue behind - as it is designed to do. What you want to be using is a solvent that evaporates completely, leaving behind no residue at all. I use brake cleaner for this: https://www.amazon.com/CRC-Brakleen-Brake-Parts-Cle...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login with android app
Replies: 8
Views: 269

Re: Login with android app

I don't use my phone for forums, only a PC and I can't seem to stay logged in either. Have cleared cookies, twice with no results. Sometimes it will stay logged in overnight but usually I'm logged out immediately when I leave the site. You can try this link: http://goldwingdocs.com/ClearCookies.asp...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional rear turn indicators, 1982 GL1100A
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Additional rear turn indicators, 1982 GL1100A

I am planning to mount additional LED turn indicators under the trunk to either side of the taillight assembly on my bike. Can I splice into the appropriate wires to either side and leave the original luggage-lights functioning? Or is this an either/or situation? If I just spice in, will there be a...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio
Replies: 100
Views: 41340

Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

Can you show how you did it? I do not understanded how to build this. Sorry for the crude drawing, I drew this on my phone. It's basically two audio transformers. If the transformers have a center tap, the center tape remains unconnected and unused. The Left and Right inputs (along with their groun...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headset speaker opinions
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Headset speaker opinions

My GL came with a pair of J&M headsets which I was told work fine. They were installed in some cheap 3/4 helmets we won't be using. When I tried to fit it to my helmet (which has pockets for speakers) and is a full face, they barley fit and when I tried my helmet on I could not get it on. The speak...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time to "poke the bear"
Replies: 11
Views: 658

Re: Time to "poke the bear"

The GL1500 is a power-hungry beast, it does not tolerate weak batteries. A Wal-Mart "Neverstart" cheapie is cheap today, but more expensive in the long run. My last Yuasa AGM lasted just over 6 years, I now have a MotoBatt AGM - doesn't cost a whole lot more than the Wal-Mart cheapie, and so far it'...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight, One side not working?
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: Headlight, One side not working?

Thanks, I will take out the headlight and see if it's just the bulb or not. After I posted this request, I did find in the Specifications section, that there are (2) headlight bulbs, so it makes sense that the one bulb either has both filaments burned out, or there is a bad connection. Will check t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension 416 Serie Problem
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Progressive Suspension 416 Serie Problem

Problem solved; I got the tip that is on the bolt a sleeve that can be removed. Have the sleeve cut open and removed. p007_1_77z.jpg Your problem is that the sleeve is not part of the bolt. It should not be there. It is actually part of the shock, and it came out with the bolt when you removed it. ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500SE intermittent no start
Replies: 11
Views: 364

Re: 2000 GL1500SE intermittent no start

I think MikeB might be on the right track with the reverse lever switch. It didn't turn over again yesterday morning so I pulled out the reverse lever and pushed it back in then it fired right up and was fine the rest of the day. I think I'll still need to wait until it stops cranking permanently t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost power and then spitting back
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: Lost power and then spitting back

The clue is "15 minutes at 70 mph." You were demanding a large volume of fuel flow, and the fuel delivery system wasn't able to keep up. As a result, you emptied the carb float bowl, and the engine started to miss and run lean. Once you slowed down, the fuel deilvery system caught up, filled the flo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??

There is legal history between Blackwing and Superbrace. Blackwing prevailed in the legal case, but Superbrace has since told its dealers that they will not supply their product to any dealer that also sells Blackwing braces, in an attempt to drive them out of business. This is why you can't find Bl...
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 1500 Hoses
Replies: 5
Views: 402

Re: 1988 1500 Hoses

Hey WingAdmin, Where would you source those 90 degree brass or stainless hoses with the barbed ends? I have just pulled the carb on my '92 SE, and am looking to check the hoses over, and replace what's necessary. Do they come in a variety of sizes, and where to get them would be a big help. Thanks....
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 1500 aspy clock
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: 1996 1500 aspy clock

f1xrupr wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Thanks, thats good to hear!
So, the circuit board is behind the clock?
Yes, when disassembled, the circuit board is directly behind the LCD:

Circuit board behind LCD
Circuit board behind LCD

by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio
Replies: 100
Views: 41340

Re: Adding an Aux input to the GL1500 radio

The ground loop isolator is really essential for this input, or you WILL have ground loop noise. As I mentioned, when I installed this into my radio, I used a couple of audio transformers and built them right into the radio as part of the input circuitry to perform as a built-in ground loop isolator.
by WingAdmin
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your dash lights with LEDs
Replies: 174
Views: 59699

Re: How to replace your dash lights with LEDs

Thank you for getting back to me. I'm not sure what was wrong but when I plugged everything back together the turn signals worked correctly. I use a 1.2k 1/2w resister for the cruise lights and they work correctly. If I understand it right. The 1/2w will put off less heat. Also I put in 74- 3 SMD b...